Accounting Clerk

  • 004138

SUMMARY: Under close supervision, gathers and posts accounting data, processes accounting transactions and maintains accounting records as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Enters financial data into appropriate accounting and computer systems.
  2. Receives, processes, and posts details of accounts receivable transactions, such as utility payments, licensing and permit fees and fines.
  3. Processes, posts, and maintains details of accounts payable transactions, such as purchase requisitions, invoices and purchase orders.
  4. Maintains accounting files associated with various business transactions.
  5. Balances and prepares deposits for bank pickup.
  • Knowledge of governmental bookkeeping practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of general ledger bookkeeping.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping or basic accounting methods.
  • Knowledge of payment processing and receipt processing procedures.
  • Skill in using computer and application software for accounting transactions.
  • Skill in using common office machinery and equipment.
  • Skill in mathematical computations used in accounting.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and six (6) months of bookkeeping or accounting experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt


Last revision date: October 2001

Overtime: Yes
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